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A quintessential afternoon tea
“Classics done well…a sweet antidote to busy city life or an entire day’s activity.” – Conde Nast Traveller
Treat yourself and loved ones to our quintessential afternoon tea. You’ll enjoy a selection of homemade delicious cakes and savouries created by our talented Chefs, accompanied by a range of teas and coffees.
Afternoon tea is served in a heritage function room in our magnificent house. Tickets for afternoon tea also include access to our beautiful private gardens, so you will be able to enjoy a walk in the grounds and gardens after your afternoon tea.
Make a reservation for Afternoon Tea below!
Sunday 14th & 28th* November
Sunday 5th*, 12th*, 19th* December
Thursday 30th* December
*Festive Afternoon Tea – please see sample menu below.
Note: We kindly ask that guests make us aware of all dietary requirements at the time of booking, as we are not always able to adjust orders on the day.
Terms & Conditions
Afternoon tea booking duration is 2 hours.
Guests are invited to explore the gardens at their leisure before afternoon tea is served for dates between 26th November – 9th January; please note there is no official tour of the house and gardens.
If guests would like to enjoy The Enchanted Woodland Walk, tickets must be purchased separately.
Tickets are valid for the event booked only and not transferable to another date unless agreed by the organiser.
Please note tickets are non refundable within 14 days of the event.
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Afternoon Tea Gift Card
Give your loved ones an elegant Afternoon Tea at Ashridge House. Gift cards can be purchased below and redeemed against any of our upcoming tea dates.
Sample Afternoon Tea
Our talented team of Chefs are passionate about creating food memories and using their flair and creativity they have developed over many years. Allowing our Chefs to be creative means our afternoon tea menus change from time to time and again throughout the seasons.
A selection of finger sandwiches
Warm raisin and plain scones from our pâtisserie team served with strawberry conserve, and Cornish clotted cream
A selection of delicate pastries
Fine teas & artisan coffee
Upgrade with a glass of Champagne @ £10 per person
From Sunday 28th November until 30th December we will be offering a festive version of our Afternoon Tea menu. Click below to see Chef’s sample menu.Festive Afternoon Tea Menu
Chef Patterson brings a range of international experience to the table with previous positions in 5* kitchens across Monaco, Cape Town, Malta, Scotland and the London Olympics. Chefs passion for creating memorable experiences through his love for food has resulted in many awards through his career.
“At Ashridge we beat the drum for buying local raw ingredients. To ensure we do, I want to know where all my produce is from. If I want to know where my potatoes are from, I can see whose farm it comes from, and even in what field it was grown. To me, working with seasonal products and buying locally is to be true to my craft, and true to my trade. That’s why one afternoon tea can be quite different to another throughout the seasons.” Chef Patterson